Education and Research System

List of Companies Supporting Corporate Internship Program

Corporate internship

Students on this program do a corporate internship in the second semester (in Taiwan) or fourth semester (in Japan, Taiwan or France) in order to gain real experience at a company connected to their own subject.

At the University of Tsukuba, for example, this applies to the following subjects.

Subject name: Japanese Corporate Internship
Subject number:
No. of credits: 3
Normal year of course: Second year
Schedule: Spring AB – By appointment (fourth semester)
Length: From 2 weeks to 6 months at the most
Faculty in charge: Chiaki Matsukura, Yoshihiro Okabe, Kazuya Morikawa, Ryosuke Ohniwa

Subject overview:
Students attend a Japanese placement partner outside the university such as a company or public research institution in order to learn about Japan’s corporate climate and culture through work experience, the aim being to apply what they have learned to their special subject research report and employment placement. Students can choose to conduct their experience learning at one of the contracted placement partners or at a facility that they personally have applied to and that is subsequently approved by the committee dealing with internships. Students collate the results of their internship into a report and give a presentation.

Subject format: Practice and experiment
Through experience-based learning related to their educational goals, students not only improve their employment awareness and business abilities (coordination skills, practical skills) but also investigate the relationship between R&D and societal needs in relation to food and health challenges.

Subject planning
The faculty members handling each field (Chiaki Matsukura and Yoshihiro Okabe (companies in the food field), Kazuya Morikawa (companies in the heath field) and Ryosuke Ohniwa (companies in other fields)) provide guidance throughout each of the following processes. If students need to learn further knowledge or skills that would be difficult to acquire on the internship, they can do so from these faculty members. The amount of time spent on such guidance counts toward the number of subject study hours.

  1. Internship briefing
  2. Internship implementation
  3. Report submission and debriefing


Course requirements: The student must apply to the company after close communication with the faculty member concerned.
Contracts must be exchanged between the company, university and student when the internship begins.

Travel/commuting expenses: As a rule, these are not paid by the program.

Remuneration: As a rule, this is not paid by the program. The employment regulations of the partner company shall be followed.

Third and fourth semester internship workflow (planned)

Third and fourth semester internship workflow (planned)

List of companies supporting GIP-TRIAD

[PHARMA FOODS INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.] [TOKYO FOOD CO., LTD.]
[MONSANTO JAPAN LIMITED] [MIKADO KYOWA CO., LTD.]
[SATAKE CORPORATION] [SAKATA SEED CORPORATION,
SAKATA Vegetables Europe]
[TAKII & COMPANY, LIMITED] [KOTOBIKEN MEDICAL LABORATORIES, INC.]
[TOYO ENERGY FARM CO.,LTD.] [SHOOWA Inc.]
[サイダニアカンパニー]